A beginners guide to starting and maintaining a healthy fish aquarium

starting a fish tank

Many people, impressed by tropical fish they see at friends homes, doctors offices or pet shops, decide to enter the tropical fish hobby. Many continue to maintain an aquarium for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many find the expense frustrating enough to give up keeping fish, albeit, temporary; some give up forever in total …

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About The Aquarist

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Sizes and types of fish varied greatly over the years and I’ve enjoyed the hobby immensely.  My favorite tank was a 30 gallon African Cichlid tank. I loved the colors of the Cichlids and their personality. While working at a pet store in college, the store owner decided to begin selling saltwater fish and supplies, …

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Saltwater Fish Tank Size- What’s the Right Size for a Saltwater Fish Tank?

saltwater fish tank size requirements

One of the first questions people ask when considering starting a saltwater or marine aquarium is, “what size tank should I get?” When visiting your local pet store and looking at aquariums, the selection and variety can often be overwhelming. Not to mention that when you ask this question to different sales people you will …

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Ich Treatment: How to Treat Saltwater Fish with White Spot Disease/Ick

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One of the biggest battles I’ve had with my saltwater aquarium has been with saltwater ich. About 6 weeks ago or so I brought home a yellow tang that within a few days contracted Ich and infected my other fish as well. Two Percula clowns, a Sailfin tang, a Dragonet, and the yellow tang all …

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